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The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk [Hardcover]

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki , Zenchu Sato

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Sept. 1 2010
Best known as the man who brought Zen classics to the West, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki sheds light on all phases of a monk's experience, from being initially refused admittance at the Zendo's door to the definitive understanding the meaning of one's koan as the final act of ordinance into Zen priesthood. The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk invites us inside the mysterious world of the Zendo, where monks live their lives in monastic simplicity. Suzuki reveals the subtle intricacies of the initiation ceremony, a monk's duty to beg among the laity, and he explains the spiritual remuneration of prayer & meditation as well as a life of service to others. Initially published in 1934, this exceptional hardcover edition contains handsome illustrations of diverse scenes from the life training of a Zen monk. DAISETZ TEITARO SUZUKI (1870-1966) was Japanese author who wrote essays and books on topics such as Buddhism, Zen, and Shin. His books played a role in making the west more knowledgeable with Far Eastern philosophy. He taught at western schools as well as Japanese schools. He was also a translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit.

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  • Hardcover: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics (Sept. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616403918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616403911
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,040,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Look Into The Monastic Lifestyle Aug. 28 2013
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If you ever wanted to know what it's like to be selected to attend a Zen Buddhist monastery, this is probably the first, and perhaps only, book you'll want to read. It basically follows the process.

I wanted to know what's involved in living this lifestyle. After reading the book, I'm not so sure I would be cut out for it.

It's a tough, isolated, and demanding life suited for for one out of a million who are truly interested in the path to enlightenment as a monk. Very well written and thorough account of the selection and training of a Zen monk.

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